Category: Hey, Mr. Science Guy!

I Wonder if Male Dung Beetles Ask for Directions?

I Wonder if Male Dung Beetles Ask for Directions?

| January 26, 2013 | 2 Replies

Have you ever gotten turned around, without a map or handy GPS, and had to use the stars to navigate? Well, congratulations, you are the equal of the mighty dung beetle, which can not only use the Sun and Moon to get around smartly but also the Milky Way itself. They may be down in […]

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It’s No “Turkey’s Away”, but At Least You Know…

It’s No “Turkey’s Away”, but At Least You Know…

| January 17, 2013 | Reply

I’m not sure he intended this, but I’m finding Randall Munroe’s weekly “What If” articles more interesting than his regular comics. This week’s article, on if you can cook a steak by dropping it from a great height is not just interesting (in a “hey, you can win a bar bet from this” sort of […]

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A Machine Gun Jetpack? Yes, Please!

A Machine Gun Jetpack? Yes, Please!

| December 4, 2012 | Reply

Randall Munro, who draws the geeky and very funny xkcd comic strip has recently taken up the mantle of Internet Science Answer Man. As suits his strip, though, he doesn’t’ take on the usual questions like “Why is the sky blue?” or “Will I die if I eat 200 marshamllows? Asking for a friend *burp*”. […]

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R.I.P. Neal Armstrong: Nerd, Pilot, Explorer, Big Damn Hero.

R.I.P. Neal Armstrong: Nerd, Pilot, Explorer, Big Damn Hero.

| August 25, 2012 | Reply

In 1961, President John Kennedy delivered a challenge to the nation: put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. On July 20, 1969, Neal Armstrong became that man as he stepped onto the surface of the moon. Armstrong died today, at the age of 82, of complications from “cardiovascular procedures”, likely […]

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The Delivery Presents – Is Four Podcasts a "-palooza" or an "-o'rama"?

The Delivery Presents – Is Four Podcasts a "-palooza" or an "-o'rama"?

| August 19, 2012 | Reply

You have ears and I have a whole lot of podcast to pour into them, so gather ’round the computer speakers, folks! I won’t give you long summaries of Episode 158 and Episode 159, except to say that the topics range from Harry Reid’s outrageous lies to the Curiosity Rover and my string of podcasts […]

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The Delivery Presents – Better Late than Never, Right?

The Delivery Presents – Better Late than Never, Right?

| July 18, 2012 | 1 Reply

So, you may ask yourself, what happened to the show post for Episode 155, which should have been out a week ago? Well, you see, I had written the post and had it sitting as a draft and then, for reasons I now attribute to either ancient aliens or a sudden influx of Higgs bosons […]

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It's A Shame that John Bad Mutha Shut Yo Mouth Didn't Discover This Comet

It's A Shame that John Bad Mutha Shut Yo Mouth Didn't Discover This Comet

| December 16, 2011 | Reply

Some comets hide debris in their long tails. Comet Lovejoy hides a fist and a leaping spin-kick.

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If the World is Devoured By A Giant Space Squid on Saturday, Blame NASA

If the World is Devoured By A Giant Space Squid on Saturday, Blame NASA

| May 16, 2011 | Reply

We sent a squid into space today. Let me say that again. We sent a squid into space today. Now, when I say “squid”, I don’t mean an old sailor or some sort of WWII vintage weapon. I mean we sent a ten-armed marine cephalopod into space. Oh, and it’s not just any squid. It’s […]

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In Space, No One Can Hear the Snowpocalypse

In Space, No One Can Hear the Snowpocalypse

| December 28, 2010 | 2 Replies

Holy crapweasel, that’s a big storm! If you look carefully, you can see snow on the ground in Maryland and farther north. Neat stuff from NASA GOES.

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Here is Alcohol You Can Admire

Here is Alcohol You Can Admire

| December 20, 2010 | 1 Reply

Someone get this to Stephen Green, stat! If you have often wondered what exactly lies within the various concoctions that make our favourite alcoholic drinks, then here is your answer. These incredible pictures show popular cocktails magnified up to 1,000 times under a high-tech laboratory microscope. Produced by U.S. firm Bevshots, they reveal the incredible […]

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